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Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code [13 VAC 5 ‑ 51]
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Chapter Information
Description The Board of Housing and Community Development promulgates the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code. The Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code is based on the companion document to the model building code referenced by the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code. The Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code is cooperatively developed with the Virginia Fire Services Board.
State Authority ยง 27-97 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority n/a
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation None entered
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Stephen W. Calhoun  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Main Street Center
600 East Main Street, Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: steve.calhoun@dhcd.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)371-7000    FAX: (804)371-7090    TDD: (804)371-7089
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Update the Statewide Fire Prevention Code Final Suspended (5/7/2014). Suspension comment forum ended 7/1/2014. Awaiting final decision of the board.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Technical Correction on Year Edition Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/13/2011.
Update the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/1/2011.
Amend and Update Statewide Fire Prevention Code Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/1/2008.
Amend the Statewide Fire Prevention Code Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/1/2008.
Statewide Fire Prevention Code Evacuation Drills Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/12/2006.
Amend and update Statewide Fire Prevention Code regulation Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/16/2005.
Statewide Fire Prevention Code emergency regulation on natural cut Christmas tree placement. Emergency Stage complete. Emergency regulation expired on 7/7/2005.
General Revision Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/1/2003.
Amend the Statewide Fire Prevention Code to comport with Chapter 856, Va. Acts 2002. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/15/2002.
National background investigations for blasters (exempt) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/17/2001.
General Revisions Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/15/2000.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendments to reflect new international model code provisions. -